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PUBLIC LAW 101-650—DEC. 1, 1990 104 STAT. 5123 (d) IMPEACHMENT RECOMMENDATIONS WITH RESPECT TO CONVICTED JUDGES. —Section 372(c) of such title is further amended in paragraph (8)— (1) by inserting "(A)" after "(8)"; and (2) by adding at the end thereof the following: "(B) If a judge or magistrate has been convicted of a felony and has exhausted all means of obtaining direct review of the conviction, or the time for seeking further direct review of the conviction has passed and no such review has been sought, the Judicial Conference may, by majority vote and without referral or certification under paragraph (7), transmit to the House of Representatives a determination that consideration of impeachment may be warranted, together with appropriate court records, for whatever action the House of Representatives considers to be necessary.". (e) RULES BY JUDICIAL CONFERENCE AND JUDICIAL COUNCILS. — Paragraph (11) of section 372(c) of such title is amended by adding at the end thereof the following: "No rule promulgated under this subsection may limit the period of time within which a person may file a complaint under this subsection.". (f) CONCLUSION OF PROCEEDINGS BY CHIEF JUDGE. — Paragraph (3)(B) of section 372(c) of such title is amended by inserting before the period the following: "or that action on the complaint is no longer necessary because of intervening events". (g) DISMISSAL OF COMPLAINTS BY JUDICIAL COUNCILS.—Paragraph (6) of section 372(c) of such title is amended— (1) by striking out "and" at the end of subparagraph (B); (2) by redesignating subparagraph (C) as subparagraph (D); and (3) by inserting after subparagraph (B) the following: "(C) may dismiss the complaint; and". (h) REIMBURSEMENT FOR EXPENSES AND ATTORNEYS' FEES. —Section 372(c) of such title is further amended— (1) by redesignating paragraphs (16) and (17) as paragraphs (17) and (18); and (2) by inserting after paragraph (15) the following new paragraph: "(16) Upon the request of a judge or magistrate whose conduct is the subject of a complaint under this subsection, the judicial council may, if the complaint has been finally dismissed under paragraph (6)(C), recommend that the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts award reimbursement, from funds appropriated to the Federal judiciary, for those reasonable expenses, including attorneys' fees, incurred by that judge or magistrate during the investigation which would not have been incurred but for the requirements of this subsection.". (i) TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS. —(1) Paragraph (7)(B) of section 372(c) of such title is amended— (A) by striking out "has engaged in conduct" and inserting in lieu thereof "may have engeiged in conduct"; and (B) in clause (i) by striking out "article I" and inserting in lieu thereof "article 11". (2) Paragraph (14)(C) of such section, as redesignated by subsection (c)(2)(D) of this section, is amended by striking out "subject to the complaint" and inserting in lieu thereof "subject of the complaint".